This blog by mikl-em (I played Sugarchurch) features Stuff about carnival sideshows, the 1800's to 1930’s, Vaudeville, clowns, freaks, silent film, or whatever else seems to fit.
Final creepy post this Thursday: contestants in the 1948 game-show “Who’s That Girl?” via inneroptics. By the way, “Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies is called automatonophobia.” Good night. Sweet dreams.
A lovely vintage nude with a crazy creepy doll. Not to mention the creepy dog staring from the wallpaper behind them. “Nude with Boudoir doll” by Julian Mandel via maudelynn: via http://www.cleopatrasboudoir.com
“Julian Mandel” (1872–1935) is the identity given to one of the best-known commercial photographers of female nudes of the early twentieth century. Signature photography bearing that name became known in the 1910s and was published in Paris through the mid-1930s by such firms as Alfred Noyer, Les Studios, P-C Paris, and the Neue Photographische Gesellschaft.
Little girls with dolls also tends toward the creepy. It’s their expressions. All four of them.
SoyouthinkGirls with China Heads Puppets
Scan from a large dry plate of two girls holding what appears to be new china head dolls. I love the look in their eyes. Dates from 1870’s.